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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Nov 201949er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAucklandNZL
1 Dec 20192019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipRoyal Akarana Yacht ClubNZL
13 Dec 2019Finn Gold CupMelbourneAUS
19 Jan 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 2, MiamiMiamiUSA
8 Feb 202049er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsRoyal Geelong Yacht ClubAUS
9 Feb 2020ILCA Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipMelbourneAUS
21 Feb 2020ILCA Laser Radial Women World ChampionshipMelbourneAUS
23 Feb 2020RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsSorrentoAUS
13 Mar 2020470 World ChampionshipsClub Nautic S ArenalESP
12 Apr 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Nov 2019Turkish Optimist and Laser National ChampionshipsBuyukcekmece - IstanbulTUR
8 Dec 2019Portugal Grand PrixVilamoura SailingPOR
28 Dec 2019Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
15 Jan 2020KFC - Langkawi International Regatta PerdanaLangkawiMAS
17 Jan 2020Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
31 Jan 2020Laser Europa Cup - PortugalPortimãoPOR
25 Feb 2020Portugal Grand Prix, Round 2Vilamoura SailingPOR
20 Mar 2020Garda Trentino Finn CupTORBOLEITA
30 Apr 2020Laser Europa Cup - ItalyTorboleITA
29 May 2020Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Feb 20202020 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipWaitemata Harbour, AucklandNZL

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Nov 2019International Christmas Match Race 2019TriesteITA
10 Dec 2019International Bedanne's CupTourville la RiviereFRA
13 Dec 2019The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
27 Jan 2020Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht ClubAUS
24 Apr 2020Ficker Cup 2020Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Nov 2019RYA Moody Decking Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
30 Nov 2019Selective de Bassin Manche de Match RacingLe HavreFRA
7 Dec 2019Selective 2 Bassin AtlantiqueCENTRE NAUTIQUE DE LORIENTFRA
17 Jan 2020JESS Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 2019Campionato Zonale Match Race 2a tappaSalernoITA
19 Oct 20193rd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
31 Aug 2019RFBYC Sailing Institute Youth Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS
30 Aug 2019Makoto Namba Memorial Match 2019Marina TokaiJPN
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
27 Jul 2019Craker Jack Cup - Open Match Racing RegattaNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubAUS
13 Jul 2019Match Race Club Nautico della VelaNapoliITA
5 Jul 2019SF Bay Match Race ClinegattaSan FranciscoUSA
1 Jun 20192nd HIMERA MATCH RACEIovath Volos Offshore Sailing ClubGRE
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